Adopting Open Textbooks Workshop – KPU

Computer_image2What and Where?

A one-day workshop for EVERYBODY interested in open textbooks.
Date: 26 February, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 15:00pm
Location: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond Campus
(Melville Centre for Dialogue) 2550 A & B, second floor
This workshop is organized by BCcampus in collaboration with Kwantlen Polytechnic University. There is no fee and lunch will be provided.


There is a lot of buzz about open textbooks and the financial benefits to our students. However, many conversations and much learning needs to happen between now and realizing that goal. This workshop will take the first steps in that direction. Together we will explore:

    • options for finding, selecting, and building on existing open educational resources (OER)
    • processes for creative commons licensing
    • individual and institutional changes in practice, and
    • ideas for adoption and advocacy.

We will also share an update on BCcampus’ s Open Textbook Initiative.


President Alan Davis, Kwantlen Polytechnic University


Several individuals from BCcampus, KPU, Creative Commons, and others across across the post-secondary system are helping with the planning and facilitation of this workshop. So far this list includes:

    • Terrie McAloney and Sylvia Currie from BCcampus
    • Paul Stacey, Creative Commons
    • Jane Fee, Meg Goodine, and Todd Mundle from Kwantlen Polytechnic University
    • Adrienne Watt, Northwest Community College


9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Introductory Activity
9:30 – 10:30 Creative Commons Licensing | slides
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:15 Case: From Idea to Implementation
11:15 – 11:35 Group Activity
11:35 – 12:00 BCcampus Project
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Discover and Select Open Textbooks
1:30 – 2:30 Institutional Processes: Library
2:30 – 2:50 Case: KPU
2:50 – 3:00 Next Steps


Who should participate?

Are you interested in providing students quality resources to support their learning? Are you curious about what is involved in adopting open textbooks? Would you like to get together with colleagues for a full day of hand-on exploration and interesting dialogue? Do you have questions about open textbooks? Do you have expertise to share? If you answer is yes or maybe to any of these questions then you should participate in this workshop!

How to participate

UPDATE:  We’re full! Registration is now closed. 

  • Register online as soon as possible, but no later than February 22. Space is limited so we may need to close down registration before that date.
  • We will contact you, and also post further details about the day.
  • Begin writing down your questions about open textbooks!
  • If you need to cancel your registration, send a note to Sylvia Currie,

Pass along the invitation to your colleagues!

Who can answer your questions about the workshop?

BCcampus: Sylvia Currie ( 250.318.2907)
Kwantlen: Meg Goodine (